Budding Refs Program

Refereeing is a fun and exciting way to be involved with football.

Not only do you get to see all the action from the best position on the field but refereeing will keep you fit, while meeting new and interesting people, and earning money at the same time.

Refereeing also allows you to watch and learn skills from other players, build confidence and responsibility, and also getting a greater insight into the game.

Our People

Galia Hartman

Budding Refs Coordinator

0466 579 577
grmatrix@gmail.com

Galia makes the match appointments and organises Budding ref pays.

Peter Palatsides

Budding Refs Coach / Mentor

ppalatsides@hotmail.com

Peter is a highly experienced former NPL referee with a passion for bringing on future generations of referees.

Bennie Howell

Budding Refs Assessor

0417 389 449
bennie.howell2@gmail.com

Bennie provides BR feedback to let them know where are their major areas for improvement.

Aims of the program

  1. To contribute to the development of the game by introducing the next generation to the benefits of refereeing.
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  2. To contribute to the smooth easy running of Glen Eira home matches for parents and players by removing the requirement for parents to ref their own kids matches.

Joining

To express interest in joining Glen Eira’s Budding Referees program, please click on the link.

Eligibility
  • You need to be at least 12 years old
  • You don’t need to be a member of Glen Eira FC
  • Applications are welcomed from both boys and girls.
Limited Spots

The number of Budding Refs in the program will be capped at 150% of the available jobs.
On one hand we want to ensure the available Budding Refs get enough jobs to make it worthwhile.  At the same time we don’t want to run out of Budding Refs when numbers are down.

Training

To support our Budding Refs and consolidate and enhance their knowledge and refereeing skills, the club provides free training courses throughout the season for members of the Budding Referees program.

Glen Eira’s Referee Mentor will assist budding refs with feedback on their performance and help them get through the courses.

  • Peter Palatsides
    ppalatsides@hotmail.com

Starter Courses

  • 10am-11:30am Sat 23-Mar-2019
  • 10am-11:30am Sat 30-Mar-2019

Prior to attending it is expected that you have learnt the rules.
U8-U9 matches > www.gleneirafc.com.au/rules89
U10-U11 matches > www.gleneirafc.com.au/rules1011

Ongoing Education Sessions

  • R2:  13 April 2019 12:30pm (60 mins)
  • R3:  27 April 2019 12:30pm (60 mins)
  • R6:  25 May 2019 3:30pm (60 mins)
  • R9:  15 June 2019 12:30pm (60 mins)
  • R12: 13 July 2019 12:30pm (60 mins)
  • R15: 03 August 2019 3:30pm (60 mins)

Attendance
The training courses are an important and essential component to the ongoing development of a Budding Referee.  All currently enrolled Budding Refs are required to attend, regardless of experience or qualifications.     Budding Refs not in attendance will receive reduced match appointments until they can next attend.

Rules

Access the latest version of U8-U11 Rules under the MATCHES menu of the club website.

Benefits

Glen Eira Budding Refs enjoy the following benefits

  1. They get paid.
    Payment is made via EFT direct bank transfer.
  2. They are provided with a Budding Refs top.
  3. They get matches allocated for most of the times when they indicate they are available.
  4. The club will cover the cost of any FV REFEREE courses they undertake.
Budding Ref Payments

Match Days

  1. You must wear your Budding Refs top.  It must be tucked in.
    If it’s very cold then you can wear your BR shirt over the top of a jumper or hoodie. 
  2. Optionally you should also wear black or dark shorts, black socks and predominantly black boots.
  3. You must turn up 15min before kick-off to ref your matches.
    If you don’t turn up on time, there will be a lot of people are stressing about where you are and looking for someone to cover for you. Therefore if you are late (or a no-show) will miss out on being allocated matches in a future round.

Budding Ref Availability

  1. Budding Refs must submit the Budding Ref Availability Form by 6pm Wednesdays
  2. Budding Refs are advised of their allocated matches by 12pm Fridays

Becoming an FV Ref

Minimum steps to start getting appointments as a Green Shirt FV Ref.

  1. Turn 13yo
  2. Pass the online laws of the game test.
    See www.playfootball.com.au/referee/laws-of-the-game
  3. Attend an FV Level 4 Referee course.
    See ‘Upcoming Courses’ at www.footballvictoria.com.au/resources/referees/become-a-referee
  4. Register with FV as a ‘First Season Referee’. No cost.
    See www.footballvictoria.com.au/resources/referees/registrations-appointments
  5. Attend at least 2 x Level-4 Practical Training Sessions.
    Listed at bottom of www.footballvictoria.com.au/resources/referees/branch-meetings
  6. Purchase your uniforms (see p11 of Referee Handbook)
  7. Purchase your equipment (whistles, cards, flags, watches, etc.)
  8. Sign up for a Schedula account. Load your availability into Schedula.
    See support.sportstg.com/help/getting-started-with-schedula
  9. Appointment queries? Email centralbranchappointments@gmail.com

See also the FV Refs page.

 
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